Category Archives: Skin Care

How to Fix Hooded Eyelids for Free

As you all all know, I’ve been on a campaign to improve my sundamaged skin for some months now. DIY skincare has made an enormous difference to the state of my skin, there’s no denying that (see before and after … Continue reading

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KiNiaNAG Serum: Anti-Aging and Anti-Acne. A Joy For the Skin.

I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on this amazing serum for some time. This is the KiNiaNAG Serum; another thoroughbred from the SkinEssentialActives stable. As I’ve said many times before, there are many, many skincare products on the market, … Continue reading

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Latest Skin Pics

Another month, another post showing my progress. For those of you unfamilar with the reason for my scary no-makeup before/after pics, I’ve been on a quest since May to repair my skin.  The Australian sun has really caused some damage … Continue reading

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DIY Cleanser: ‘Easy Rinse’ Oil Cleansing Method and Tanaka Massage

I’ve been meaning to put up this recipe for a while, but I’ve been trying to get the balance of ingredients just right before I share it with you all. Traditionally, the ‘Oil Cleansing Method’ requires just oil and Castor … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Sunscreen: How Do You Know That It Works?

Recently, in the comments to my DIY 20% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Tutorial I linked to a blog called Point of Interest, which provides excellent advice on oils and bath and body formulation.  However, when I visited there recently I was … Continue reading

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Latest Skin Update

So I started my skincare overhaul in May, and boy did my skin need it! Four months later, it’s now September, so it’s time to take a few more no-makeup pictures and share my progress with you all. My results … Continue reading

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DIY Sunscreen with 20% Zinc Oxide, 99.95% Natural

Update: Check out by new Rose Sunscreen formula. It’s stunning! So I’ve taken a break from PhD writing to tell you all about my latest DIY skincare recipe – sunscreen! Sunscreen is so important in your skincare regime. There’s a … Continue reading

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Skincare Routine Update, A Ramble, and Some Pics

My skin has continued to improve hugely with my new skincare regime. I talked here about my overhaul and my initial success with it, and I thought two months later that I’d update you on my progress. To recap a … Continue reading

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DIY Vitamin C Serum: MAP 10% Serum

I’m working harder than ever on my thesis at the moment, but I just thought I’d quickly write up my latest DIY discovery for you all. I’ve been playing around with yet another vitamin c serum.  MAP, or Magnesium Ascorbyl … Continue reading

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Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence: The Ultimate Retro Japanese Skincare

  I’ve been wanting to purchase Shiseido’s cult product Eudermine for so long. I couldn’t justify spending on the full-sized bottle until I knew I liked it, so I picked up this sample from Ebay not long ago. Shiseido’s Eudermine … Continue reading

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Skincare Discoveries of Late: Long term plump lips and fewer lines around the eyes

Two things I’ve been experimenting with over the last two weeks has been vitamin applied to the lips (using the 10% Tetra Serum I made here)  and applying retinol to the eye area, avoiding the eyelids. I’ve experienced excellent results … Continue reading

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MuLondon: Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser

My obsession with MuLondon products continues with the Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser, which the company’s founder, Boris, kindly included with my most recent order. I’m not generally one for ‘foody’ scents, but I really enjoy this. The White Chocolate … Continue reading

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Win My Favourite Sunscreen!

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly in love with Marie Veronique’s Moisturising Face Screen SPF 30+, which I reviewed here. It is kind to my skin, easy to apply, and looks great under makeup. It’s the most effective sunscreen … Continue reading

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A ‘Super’ Facial – Dr Perricone at Kit Cosmetics

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to Kit Cosmetics to have a 15 minute facial.  The facial was an opportunity to try out the new ‘Super’ range from Dr Perricone, and whilst the facial was free for me, … Continue reading

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My Current Skincare Routine – A Ramble and a Rave

I’ve always been quite pedantic about my skincare, but because of financial constraints (damn student poverty) and a lack of time,  I’ve not been as diligent with it over the past few months as I normally am.  As a result, … Continue reading

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